Fall in western North Carolina is one of the most breathtaking times of the year. Everywhere is surrounded by colorful leaves fluttering down from their branches. The air has begun to feel crisp and perfect for sweaters. In the fall weather, hiking becomes a favorite pastime. The autumn season also brings in many fall festivals and events to the area, like CiderFest NC! The area around Orchard Inn is scattered with apple orchards, a favorite place to go during the fall. Local breweries have taken advantage of this to create delicious hard ciders. Ciderfest NC is the perfect opportunity to taste this fall beverage!
If you’re planning a trip to western North Carolina, take advantage of our free Vacation Guide! Planning a vacation can be hard, so we’ve narrowed down our favorite things to do in the area to save you from hours of research. Skip the tedious part of preparations and use our guide to find everything from the best restaurants in Asheville to events and festivals around town like CiderFest NC!
About CiderFest NC
CiderFest NC is all about the apples! Cider makers from all over North Carolina show their ciders, mead, and apple wines to festival-goers. In the past, more than 1,200 people have flocked to this festival to try the 50 varieties offered by more than 15 cider makers, and it grows every year! Participating companies change every year, but in the past, there have been popular participants like Angry Orchard! Between tasting all the varieties of apple products, grab a bite from some of western North Carolina’s best local food producers. They offer small bites so you can get a true taste of the area.
CiderFest NC Experience
There is more than enough to keep you busy during your day at the CiderFest NC. Not only will you spend time tasting all the ciders and small plates offered, you can also shop and be entertained! Attendees receive a tasting guide to start their day, then are free to do whatever they please. Local artists and crafters are scattered about so you can find some great souvenirs or a gift for someone back home. To keep festival-goers entertained, local bands and artists can be found throughout the event. What could be better than hard cider, local cuisine, and live music?
Stay at Orchard Inn to Attend CiderFest NC
After your fun-filled day at CiderFest NC, come back and relax at Orchard Inn. Choose from a variety of cozy rooms, or have a more private stay in one of our cottages. When choosing where to stay, consider a room like Room 3. This spacious room faces east looking over the Warrior Mountains so you can see the gorgeous colors of changing leaves every time you look out your window. This room features a luxurious queen bed, private bath, and your choice from our Pillow Menu for ultimate comfort. Enjoy the peaceful solitude of our secluded inn, then don’t forget to enjoy our gourmet breakfast each morning to start your day off right. Tucked away in the seclusion of the forest, you won’t want to miss Orchard Inn in the fall!